Play, Playfulness, Wonder and Whimsy

Embracing a Playful Life: An Interview with Paige Hankla

What if all of us could live a more playful life? I believe we can. This week I got to interview my friend Paige. I met Paige years ago and knew instantly I wanted to get to know her better. She has mastered the art of embracing a playful life. Paige is the mastermind and… Continue reading Embracing a Playful Life: An Interview with Paige Hankla

Uncategorized, Wonder and Whimsy

The One Year Anniversary of My Transition to Silver Hair

It is the one year anniversary of my transition to silver hair. Well, the actual date I decided to go silver is a little hazy in my memory. But it was about this time a year ago, and I am so grateful for my journey thus far. I Love Silver Hair Before I made the… Continue reading The One Year Anniversary of My Transition to Silver Hair

Wonder and Whimsy

Sourdough Bread is Amazing: An Exuberant Review

You Guys. I have discovered sourdough bread, and it’s amazing. The truth is, I cannot get enough of it. I mean, I have tried sourdough bread before, and I liked it. But the sourdough bread I have discovered recently knocks my socks off. And now, I am now a sourdough bread devotee. So, I am… Continue reading Sourdough Bread is Amazing: An Exuberant Review

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Beverages That Keep Me Sane Right Now

I need beverages that keep me sane. It is an understatement to say that things have been a little crazy lately. With the pandemic and a very strange election cycle, a lot of folks (including myself) have been struggling with high levels of stress. Things I can't control. In situations like this, I know there… Continue reading Beverages That Keep Me Sane Right Now

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I have Discovered Bento Boxes, and It Is Pretty Exciting

I have been a teacher or professor my entire working career. There are many challenging things about being an educator. Engaging students is challenging. Planning meaningful lessons is challenging. Maintaining an orderly classroom is challenging. Grading in a fair and thoughtful manner is challenging. Working constructively with colleagues can be challenging. In reading this list… Continue reading I have Discovered Bento Boxes, and It Is Pretty Exciting

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How to Save the World Quietly: About My Friend AnneMarie

I have titled this post “How to Save the World Quietly” because I think we often believe that if the world is to be saved, we must do it in big, spectacular ways—like discovering the cure for cancer or brokering peace between warring nations. Of course, people sometimes save the world in big ways like… Continue reading How to Save the World Quietly: About My Friend AnneMarie

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized, Wonder and Whimsy

Three Awesome Gifts I Have Given Myself in the Last Decade

I believe in the power of self-love, but I also believe that self-love is quite different from how many people think of it. People often think that self-love is going on shopping trips, getting manis and pedis, and treating one's self to chocolate and other delectable delights. And certainly these things can play a role… Continue reading Three Awesome Gifts I Have Given Myself in the Last Decade